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VisMedia Anglo American CEO Cynthia Carroll.

South African miners fall behind

Cape Town, South Africa – The mood at the 2011 Mining Indaba conference in South Africa was markedly upbeat as the industry experiences booming growth, but the host nation was left wondering how it had missed out.



Helicopters at Anfield Nickel's Chulac camp, the main camp for its Mayaniquel nickel project in Guatemala.

Site visit: Anfield believes in Guatemalan nickel

EL ESTOR, GUATEMALA — “Our business plan is very simple — we want to do what we did with Lumina,” says David Strang, chairman of Anfield Nickel (ANF-V).It sounds easy, just repeating something that you already managed once.The reality is…



BY JOHN CUMMINGTaking a 400-tonne bulk sample from a 10- to 12-metre deep pit excavated at the Kevitsa deposit. The work generated material for an ongoing metallurgical pilot program being carried out by the Geological Survey of Finland.

Site visit: Sizing up Finland’s Kevitsa

SODANKYLA, FINLAND — It’s a huge, low-grade deposit — but can it be a money-maker? That’s the question facing Scandinavian Minerals (sgl-t) as it works…


Site visit: How do they do it? Volume, volume, volume

Chibougamau, Que. — When Franois Fleury, the general manager of the Troilus gold mine, praised the “ingenuity and tenacity” of the Troilus workforce, he had good reason to mean it. The mine, two hou…


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